CHARGING SYSTEM

  • Tiny
  • Lionheart1969
  • 1986 Ford F-150
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • automatic
  • 116 miles

I have a 1986 F-150 Extended cab with the 302 c.I.D. Engine. I have a new alternator and battery already installed but I can only crank the truck 4 times before having to jump it off. I know that the alternator is sending charge to the battery, but after shutting the truck off the battery starts dumping voltage. I do not know what to do to make the battery hold enough charge to continue cranking the truck. What do I do?

Friday, November 26th, 2010 AT 10:37 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
  • Member

Could be a short circuuit draining the battery-Do battery drain test below

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Friday, November 26th, 2010 AT 10:45 PM

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